3 March 2020

Skemerson (2018)

A young man battling mental illness decides to take his own life. But as Sella stands on the 216m-high Bloukrans bridge, ready to end it all, he hears her laugh… This is the beginning of a weekend that changes three lives forever.

Screenwriter Pietie Beyers wrote the script about his own struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder and stars as Sella, opposite two-time SAFTA nominee Anneke Weidemann (Die Wonderwerker, Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom) as Emma. Look out for Elize Cawood in a SAFTA-nominated performance as Emma’s frail mother.

In their four-star review of Skemerson, Channel24 says “The cinematography is hauntingly beautiful and if you or a loved one are going through the difficulties of mental illness, it might just make you feel a little less alone… A profound film.”

Nominated for four SAFTAs this year: for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actress for Elize Cawood

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